BBC News is reporting that the actor Chris Langham was due to address the Oxford Union next term but the debate has now been cancelled and the invite to Langham been withdrawn. The actor had been jailed for downloading child pornography.

I saw him do an interview on More4 lasting an hour soon after he was released and found it revealing, if at times uncomfortable viewing. I thought it offered important insights and a measured exploration of what is a very complex and controversial area. It seems a shame that the Oxford Union has cancelled and not had the courage to go through with it, not least because I think Langham has something worth saying (whether you agree with him or not).

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